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Quotations by author » Frank Herbert
American science fiction Author and Writer 1920-1986
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....the most persistent principles of the universe [are] accident and error.
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A creature who has spent his life creating one particular representation of his selfdom will die rather than become the antithesis of that representation
Life
Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
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Anything less than abject submission has to have some attack in it
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Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife--chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's compete because it's ended here.'
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Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. . . . the human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
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Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Enemies
Fear is the mind killer
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Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders.
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He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
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Here lies a fallen god His fall was not a small one, We did but build his pedestal An narrow and a tall one
God
Hey, that turned out not to be such a good idea. I'd better not do that anymore.
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How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Anger
Humans are almost always lonely.
HumanityLoneliness
I cry for those not yet dead.
CompassionFuture
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear... And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear is gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
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If Wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.
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If you believe yourself sufficiently hungry, you will eat your own thoughts
Belief
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
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It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich...
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